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Links 1 through 4 of 4 by Latoya Peterson tagged LondonRiots

"'Looking at the dictionary it would appear that the term jungle bunnies is pejorative and is a racist slur relating to African-Americans.'
"'Needless to say I did not mean to use any offensive racist term and was referring to the urban jungle.'
"He added: 'As for the bunny bit it was originally 'animals', but I thought people might object to me calling fellow humans this so I chose something I thought was innocent and also cuddly.'"

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"Respected Voice columnist Darcus Howe has welcomed an apology from the BBC over a live interview in which he was accused of taking part in the violent riots that have plagued parts of London. There had been several complaints from people who objected to what they termed offensive questions from news presenter Fiona Armstrong.

“'I would have sued if they didn’t apologise,' said Howe. '…I would have sued if I felt it was spite or malice but a lot them (BBC employees) know me and sent messages saying they were sorry. It was a miserable mistake.'”

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"The type of goods being looted seems peculiarly relevant: if they were going for bare necessities, I think one might incline towards sympathy. I could be wrong, but I don't get the impression that we're looking at people who are hungry. If they were going for more outlandish luxury, hitting Tiffany's and Gucci, they might seem more political, and thereby more respectable. Their achilles heel was in going for things they demonstrably want."

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"Far-right groups have sought to exploit the tensions. The BNP says it will hold its "biggest ever day of action" this weekend and has published a leaflet titled: Looter beware: British defenders protect this area. The EDL claims its supporters are organising across the country and will provide "a strong physical presence, and discourage troublemakers from gathering in our town and city centres".

But Nick Lowles, from anti-racist organisation Hope Not Hate, described it as an attempt to divide communities: "They are trying to use what has happened in London and elsewhere to drum up support for their divisive agenda but the reality is that most communities have come together following these disturbances."

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